AQUARIUS - January 21 to February 19
Symbol: The Water Bearer
Ruling House: Eleventh
Ruling Planets: Uranus, Saturn
Opposite Sign: Leo
Chinese Counterpart: Tiger
Best Colours: Light Blue, Mid-Green, Turquoise, Yellow, Electric Blue, Sky Blue, Black, White
Suitable Professions: Art Gallery Owner or Manager; Designer, Interior Decorator, Writer; Music Composer
Special Qualities: Innovative, Creative, Intelligent, Idealist, Distinctive, Original, Honest, Loyal, Humanitarian, Independent, at times detached or finds it hard to show or talk about their deepest feelings and vulnerabilities, Attractive, Expressive Eyes, Friendly, Contrary, Unpredictable, Witty, Clever, Inventive, Stubborn, Individualist, Assertive, Eccentric, Quirky, Problem-solvers,
Dislikes: Being told what to do; limitations, restrictive rules and regulations; paperwork; clinginess, broken promises, dull and boring tasks or conversations, people not understanding the point they are trying to make; arguments;
Sensitive Areas of the Body: Ankles, Legs, Shins, Circulation,
Likes: Spending fun time with friends, standing up for what is right and making a positive difference in the world; deep, intelligent conversations,
Favourable Surroundings; Cafés and restaurants with friends deep in discussion; exchanging fascinating, innovative ideas, places filled with great music, theatre, or art;
Favourable Scents and Flowers: Gardenia, frankincense and myrrh, and the flowers of the Acacia.
Aquarius, you are the fixed thinker of the Air signs, determined and clever. The Air element means you are a “thinker” motivated by beliefs, strong opinions and interaction with other people. As the ‘fixed’ Air sign you put a lot of energy into forming opinions and hold on to them strongly.
Driven by two planets, each representing opposite principle,s you frequently display a ‘wild’ side, linked to planet Uranus, a highly individualistic nature, as well as a structured, ambitious, hard working Saturnian-side. You are happiest when you are doing something interesting or different in a big way. Your key phrase: “I serve humanity”.
Aquarius is considered to be the “Sign of the weirdo”, but in a good way! Maybe “Sign of the Individual” is more accurate. Aquarians like to think and act outside the box. If you see someone wearing something unusual, or with pink hair, chances are they are an Aquarian or have an Aquarius Rising.
One of the strongest traits of those born under the Sun Sign of Aquarius is their unwillingness to follow the beaten track. With advancement and progress on their minds, there are the first to let go of old and outdated ways of thinking and doing things, and encourage society to do the same. These thinkers of the zodiac are also often the “movers and shakers” of our world, helping us to see new ways to resolve old problems, motivating us to reinvent our world using their vision for positive change as a guide.
The strong desire to connect with groups of people, express humanitarian principles and explore social life, are what drives you forward. The ‘waters’ that the Water Bearer carries are the waters of humanity and Aquarius serves humanity. Spirited and different are words frequently applied to Aquarius and this carries through to the powerful differences between your two ruling planets. Traditional ruler, Saturn endows structure and ambition and conservative values while your modern ruler, Uranus endows intuition and inventive, restless spurts of energy. As an Air sign you manifest these different sides of yourself in the way you think and communicate and in some of the quirky choices you make. It is often your job to keep people guessing! The aspects of the body ruled by Aquarius are the ankles, calves, tibia, fibula, shin bone and the breath. ‘Spiritus’ or breath is critical to your wellbeing and Aquarians benefit greatly from meditation techniques and deep slow breathing. It stills the restless mind.
You are the sign of community and you often find yourself in positions of power. The correct use of your power and the ability to build effective group enterprises is a special Aquarian challenge. Your second major life lesson is learning to strike the right balance between your restless, inquiring mind and your often neglected body. It is important to live in your body as well as your head.
Uranus represents the aspiring and inspired mind that leads you ever onward, while Saturn represents the reality of the material world and the need to nurture your body. Their special message for Aquarius is follow your mental inspirations and humanitarian goals while honouring body and soul needs.
Many Aquarians aim to free themselves of personal and social conditioning. Although open to change in theory, Aquarians can be rather stubborn. Their idealism runs strong, but they can be very fixed in their own opinions.
Though sometimes a bit detached or cool, Aquarians usually well-liked for they are caring and friendly. They are curious and observant, and tolerant. Prejudice and bias is offensive to the typical Aquarius. Aquarians are generally very clever, witty, and intellectual. They value progress and frankness.
There is a bit of reformer in Aquarius. They will try to get you to see through superficiality, and encourage you to be open and forthright. The Aquarian mottos are typically "Be true to yourself" and "Don't follow the crowd". Aquarians need space and value personal freedom. Any attempt to box an Aquarian in is likely fail for Aquarians need to be true to themselves and have the space to do it; otherwise they will become tired and unhappy. However, they return the favour, and never try to stop others in their lives from “being themselves” either. Aquarians treat people from all walks of life as equals and if you are quirky and different, all the better. Aquarians are also known for their love of animals and kindness to creatures in need of protection and care.
Aquarians are visionaries, progressive souls who love to spend time thinking about how things can be better. They are also quick to engage others in this process, which is why they have so many friends and acquaintances. Making the world a better place is a collaborative effort for Aquarians.
Aquarians treasure their many friends and acquaintances and want to give back as much as they can.
Aquarians will accomplish much with their broad and logical minds, entertaining complex and scientific ideas for the betterment of all. They are also artistic and inventive. Aquarians use apply their original approach to save the day, feeling that it is new thought which is needed to heal the world. Those born under this sign are altruistic, humane people who are determined to make a difference. The great strengths of the Aquarius-born are their vision, intellect and humanity. They are determined to make the world a better place and to help everyone they can along the way. They are truly the trailblazers of the zodiac.
At play, Aquarians like to surround themselves with lots of people, preferably family and friends. When it comes to love, Aquarians will also be playful, even flirtatious. While they play for keeps, it may not necessarily feel that way, since Aquarians are the opposite of jealous.
Aquarius Forecast 2013
Lovable and trustworthy Aquarius, it looks like you are in for a cracker of a year in 2013. Last year may not have brought you the rewards you were hoping for, but it has moved you into the prime position to make this a year of success and vibrancy. This year is richer in potential for Aquarians with exciting ideas and opportunities presenting themselves on more than one occasion. Aquarians are kind, hardworking, and inventive; all traits which will help them to make the most of this year, and finally see their dreams start to materialize.
Though impulsiveness is not usually a helpful trait, this year, your speedy responses to situations, backed by your noteworthy intellect, will mean that you will grab every opportunity as it presents itself, and make the most out of every beneficial event as they happen.
This year you will be feeling more energized than last, and have the courage and determination to deal with any difficult situation with a firm hand. Prioritizing your major objectives and putting time and effort into preparation will be crucial this year, but you will be up to the task. Once the foundation has been laid, you will throw yourself into the hard work required to manifest your dreams, with gusto.
You will be busier than usual this year, so make sure you take a little time to put your feet up to chill, daily, not just weekly. An excellent year to tap into your latent talents and skills, and express your creative side if you feel so inclined.
At work, asking for assistance from your superiors may be necessary, just pick your time and tone well, before you ask.
This year, you may feel you are a magnet for change, but fortunately, most changes will ultimately turn out well for you, though they may all seem like that at first. Your life will be filled with fascinating new people and options to take on new roles, either at work, home or time spent on interests and passions. Partnered Aquarians will finally understand something about their loved one that has puzzled or annoyed them in the past, bringing the relationship closer together. Single Aquarians will feel happier emotionally, and no longer fearful of merging their life and time with a special someone. Those in relationships that have been going through difficulties will resolve issues by November, either agreeing to heal the past or cutting ties for a new start.
Love and Relationships:
Venus, the planet of love, will be influencing Aquarians love-life this year, bringing opportunities for love and blissful situations. Many people under the sign of Aquarius will be tying the knot this year, with positive results. Surprising new people will enter the Aquarians lives, some with the potential to inspire love that could last a life-time. Although the beginning of the year starts well, the last half of the year is likely to be even better for love and romance, and friendships that have been possibly going through a rocky patch will finally be healed.
Relationships that have been slow to blossom will suddenly take a leap in a wonderful direction, bringing changes, not only to your relationship, but to your life in general.
For singles looking for love, it will arrive in an unexpected way, and with a person whom is not your usual “type”. This new love turns out to be more compatible and appreciative of you than any person you have been involved with any time before, so lucky you, and lucky them. And showing and expressing your affection for others will be easier this year than ever before, allowing for the establishment of a closer, more nurturing relationship than you had ever dreamed. The first person you meet this year, may not be the love of your life, but keep hopeful and out there, and that special person will eventually cross your path.
Friendship will remain important to Aquarians this year, with regular catch ups with special friends featuring. Many Aquarians will also find new deep spiritual friendships are likely to arrive on the scene, particularly between February and March, and September and October. A friend going through an imminent relationship breakup may need your shoulder to lean on this year, but your friendly, insightful nature will be of great solace and help, guiding them to a new, happier phase in their lives. Overall, it will be a happy year for love-life and friendships for Aquarians.
Career, Business and Finances
The innovative Aquarian will be using their inventiveness and originality this year, to great success in the work or business environment. Recognition and rewards are on the agenda this year for all Aquarians ready and willing to put in the effort for this is the year to make it all happen. The second half of 2013 will involve working hard and for many hours, but it can be one of the most productive periods you have experienced in a long time. For those Aquarians who have been working for years on a particular venture, or development of their talent, this is the year in which others will finally acknowledge your ability, and the achievement of long-awaiting goals.
Aquarians who are studying will achieve better results than expected due to organizing their time more effectively and putting in more effort than usual.
Those Aquarians who encounter a person or situation this year trying to stop your progress, they will only provide a detour on your path towards accomplishment, not a road block. Nothing can stop you if you keep on with your eyes firmly fixed on your goals, maintain a positive attitude, and keep up your efforts to make your dreams a reality.
During 2013, the urge to explore a new work direction will present itself, with many Aquarians feeling motivated to try out their skills in a fresh role. Even those Aquarians who decide to remain in their current job will encounter many changes in their work environment this year, all of which they will manage to adapt. Support at work will arrive from a surprising source, but it is assistance worth accepting.
The first half of the year may involve expenses necessary to achieve your desired career or business objectives, but by the second half you will see a growing inflow of money which will reward you for your earlier efforts and expenditure. By the later part of 2013, it will turn into a profitable year for Aquarians.
Health and Vitality:
Feeling full of pep and bounce this year, will give Aquarians that added vitality required to perform the tasks necessary to be successful. This year will see Aquarians improving their diet and fitness regimen; eating healthy, and making an effort to keep fit. Even Aquarians who commonly indulged in fast foods will feed inspired to cook and eat wholesome meals, and rid themselves of the fatigue, dental problems, and digestive upsets they were dealing with in 2012. The first half of 2013 will see Aquarians improving their lifestyles to enhance their health, and reaping the rewards of better health and vitality in the second half of the year.
2013 will be a fascinating year for those under the sign of Aquarius. Happiness in love, new supportive friendships and work connections, and achievement and recognition in career or business. What more could you ask?! Time to get started..